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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 11, 2013 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

Bingo. Yup, I knew I'd get J & Flow to let us know what they think about these posers, and that was what I was driving at with the "putting on airs" comment.

IE, the biggest thing we embraced about the DEAD was the MYTH (my/our "it") that we should be cynical, self absorbed, apolitical, anti-establishment-spare-me-your-cause music lovers that didn't want too many folks finding out what "it" was for fear such folks would show up and attempt to market or exploit "it" or in any way, shape, or form, impinge on our ability to enjoy "it".

Again, my big motivation for stopping 'it' in 82 (when I stopped going to the DEAD). "it" had to be something you came to organically; it had to develop with the least amount of external artefact possible, IMHO.